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Teeters v curry Brief Fact Summary. The Defendant, Currey (Defendant), negligently performed a surgery on the Plaintiff, Teeters (Plaintiff) that was intended to prevent future pregnancy. Plaintiff did not discover the negligence until three years later when she gave birth. Plaintiff sued and Defendant answered claiming the statute of limitations as a bar to recovery. Synopsis of Rule of Law. Under Tennessee law, the statute of limitations in medical malpractice actions begins to run when the plaintiff discovers, or reasonably should have discovered the negligent injury. Facts. On June 6, 1970 the Plaintiff underwent surgery at the advice of her doctor to prevent future pregnancy. On March 9, 1973, Plaintiff delivered a premature child, with severe complications. Plaintiff initiated a malpractice suit, alleging that the Defendant’s previous surgery was negligently performed. This suit was initiated over three years after the operation, but approximately eleven months after discovering the pregnancy.
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